To Build a Boat (kit) day ?

…or Jane of All Trades, Master of Some (or Mistress of Some as the case may be)

I’ve lost track of how long I have been building my watercraft. Days, weeks. It’s coming along nicely and with the second coat of epoxy on the hull it would now float were I to launch prematurely. It is difficult to take pictures in the blue room as there is nowhere to really stand back and I have made further progress since these were taken:

The epoxy is on but there is much scraping and sanding to do to make it smooth.

The epoxy is on but there is much scraping and sanding to do to make it smooth.

 

Side view. Don't look too closely at this phase.

Side view. Don’t look too closely at this phase.

The reason I haven’t been reporting my progress is that I have been working on other things. Back when we were traveling in the spring I designed projects to beguile the tedium of interstate highway travel. I will be presenting my wares at a local craft fair on Saturday. I would like to introduce you to my new cottage industry:

Store Loft  Craftsand to the star of my show, TINY MONKEY:

Monkey

Here he is all packaged up and ready for the sale:

monkey businessand his brethren in the wings (with a few squid):

Wish I had a barrel for these guys.

Wish I had a barrel for these guys.

I will also have for sale coffee cup cozies

cup coziesand baby sweaters

baby sweatersSo even though I have been working on it every day, the boat has had to take the back burner. At least until Sunday. Maybe I’ll sell enough monkeys to put a down-payment on that boat trailer I’ll be needing. I hope to be selling items from my website once the fair is over but not until the boat is done. Dang it, I would be long finished if I had knit me a boat.

© Judy Parsons 2014 TINY MONKEY © 2014

1 Comment to "To Build a Boat (kit) day ?"

  1. Ruth J. Winsor's Gravatar Ruth J. Winsor
    September 17, 2014 - 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Love the squid. I want some. After Christmas will be fine.
    I’m in St. John’s where I’m eating codfish every day. I cooked and ate a full
    pan of tongues for lunch.
    For dessert I’m eating the Date Rum loaf from Georgestown Bakery, next
    door to my old house. One loaf lasts two days. Barely! Ruth

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